CFHS code : HT217

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear wife ALICE HILLS d Sep 15 1931 aged 68 also HERBERT JOHN HILLS d May 9 1939 aged 70 also CATHERINE ENZEY HILLS d March 30 1952 aged 81

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Husband, first wife, second wife

Alice Hills (née Hopkins) (1860 – 15 September 1931)

Alice was born in Sutton, near Ely and baptised there on 20 May 1860.  She was the daughter of  Henry and Jane and grew up on Red Lion Road, Sutton where her father was a shepherd.  By 1881 Henry Hopkins was running the Black Horse pub on Hill Street, Sutton and Alice was still living at home. She married Herbert Hills in 1889 and they settled at 3 Adam and Eve Street (1891).  Herbert was a tinman/gas fitter when they married, and in 1901 was running a pub at 67 Burleigh Street.  In 1911 they were running the Radgund pub, King Street.  Alice died at home aged 71 years old.  She was nine years older than Herbert, which perhaps explains why her age was recorded as 68 years on official documentation/grave monument.

Herbert John Hills (1867 –  9 May 1939)

Herbert was the son of Richard and Susannah (née Burnand) and grew up at The Bateman Arms, 11 Bateman Street (1871) and then the Champion of the Thames, 38 King Street (1881). Richard Hills was a watchmaker and publican. After the death of Alice he married for a second time to Catherine Carter and they continued to run the Radegund together.  He died at his home (72 King Street) after a short illness and his obituary said he ‘was well known and highly respected by a large circle of friends being licensee of the Radegund, King Street, Cambridge for upwards of 47 years and was better known to all his customers as ‘Dick”.

NB – His age is recorded as 70 years, but he was born in the 2nd quarter of 1867 so he was either 71 or 72 years old when he died.

Catherine Enzey Hills (formerly Carter) (4 May 1871 – 30 March 1952)

Little is known of Catherine’s life.  When she married Herbert she  had a daughter – Olive (Olly) May Carter (1901-1994). In 1939 she was living with daughter Olly at 72 King Street and died there in 1952.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Hills; Catherine Enzey Hills; Herbert John Hills